Mobile Satellite Users Association May 7,  2018
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This Week! GVF Applied Innovation Conference
Catherine A. Melquist
In partnership with the Global VSAT Forum, MSUA encourages all to attend the Applied Innovation Conference – “Next Generation Satcom Antennas… Now!”  on Thursday, May 10 at the Intelsat offices in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
With independent moderation from Space News’ Journalist Caleb Henry and other industry leaders, the event will give manufacturers, resellers
and users an opportunity to explore the financial, operational and competitive implications of next-generation satcom terminals. The discussion will take place, “shark tank” style and you're invited to weigh in! 
The stakes are huge. NSR, a U.S.-based consulting company specializing in satellite communications technology and market trends, forecasts…
  • Cumulative equipment revenues will exceed $8 billion by 2027, growing at 34.1% CAGR, with nearly 2 million flat-panel units shipped by 2027.
  • Mobility applications will be responsible for 91% of equipment revenues, with commercial aeronautical to dominate with 19,800 units shipped by 2027.
  • The battle for non-GEO HTS will be won or lost on the ground, with equipment performance and price points acting as the main factor for transformational growth.
To register and for more information about the Applied Innovation Conference, please visit:  www.gvfaic.orgWe look forward to seeing you Thursday!  


Date:  May 10, 2018  
Time:  9:00am - 5:00pm
Location:  Intelsat Headquarters, Tysons Corner

P.S. Guest speakers to include leaders from MSUA members:
  • Phasor
  • Kymeta
  • iDirect
  • Isotropic Networks
  • Globecomm,
  • Intelsat,
  • Inmarsat
  • Viasat,
  • Speedcast,
  • and SES

Moving Forward. Smarter Together.

Now on to Mobility News!
Yahsat’s Thuraya stake adds scale but also new competitors as line between FSS and MSS blurs
Satellite Finance, Craig Barner; May 1, 2018 
Intelsat: Mobility is 12% of revenue; looking at ‘holistic’ solution for capital structure this year
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; May 1, 2018 
Like Inmarsat, Intelsat Sees Hope Through Mobility
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; May 4, 2018
Telesat says it will oppose SES-Intelsat C-band proposal unless it can join consortium running it
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; May 3, 2018
U.S. FCC, with a tailwind from Congress, sets May 31 deadline for C-band-sharing comments
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; May 2, 2018 
OneWeb shifts first launch to year’s end
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; May 1, 2018 
European governments tell regulators that Iridium’s new satellites interfere with radio astronomy
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; May 1, 2018 
Marlink to Power Always-On Connectivity at Renewable Energy Project in Chad
Via Satellite, Adrienne Harebottle; April 30, 2018
Speedcast's New Satellite Connectivity Subscription Plans for Yachting Market Use Kymeta™ KyWay™ Terminals
Satnews Daily; April 30, 2018
Panasonic Avionics, parent to pay total of $280 million to resolve antibribery-law violation
Wall Street Journal, Henry Cutter; April 30, 2018  
Mobility Shines on Inmarsat’s First Quarter 2018 Results
Via Satellite, Mark Holmes; May 2, 2018 
Inmarsat hints at “GX Flex” next-gen satellite investment
SpaceNews, Caleb Henry; May 3, 2018 
Inmarsat plc reports first quarter results 2018 - A solid start to the year
Satellite Evolution Group; May 2, 2018
Inmarsat's GX broadband now rolled out on Qatar
Arabian Aerospace OnLine; May 1, 2018
Globecomm’s Customer-Centric Culture Driven By Tech-Agnostic Expertise 
WashingtonExec; May 2, 2018
Where Globecomm is finding growth in a consolidating satcoms sector | Q&A
Satellite Finance, Jason Rainbow; May 1, 2018
Growth in defence sales at France's Thales offsets flat aerospace in Q1
Reuters, Cyril Altmeyer and Tim Hepher; May 3, 2018
Garmin launches tiny inReach Mini communicator for Iridium
Get Connected; May 3, 2018
Matt Desch: Iridium’s Broadband Service Could Complement LEO Constellations
Executive Biz, Mary-Louise Hoffman, April 27, 2018
ORBCOMM Announces First Quarter 2018 Results
Business Wire; May 3, 2018
Space market fears ViaSat-2 loss could hit $300mn
The Insurance Insider, John Hewitt Jones; May 4, 2018  
Deveron UAS Connects SOAR with the John Deere Operations Center
Globe Newswire; May 2, 2018

MSUA Member Blogs

Solving the cruise connectivity conundrum
Passenger Ship Technology, Rebecca Moore; May 2, 2018 
Middle East merger produces regional satcoms leader
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; May 1, 2018
OSV owners gain from new VSAT technology
Marine Electronics & Communications Magazine, Martyn Wingrove; May 4, 2018
Sentinel tracks ships' dirty emissions from orbit
BBC Science, Jonathan Amos; April 27, 2018

New Gogo CEO promises back-to-basics on 2Ku de-icing issue, contract profit, supply management
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; May 5, 2018
Personal Touch Coming To Inflight Experience Through Big Data
Aviation Week & Space Technology, Kerry Reals; May 3, 2018 
Northrop Grumman installs Sapphire Air Traffic Management solutions for Poland’s airports
Satellite Evolution Group; May 1, 2018
Wi-Fi Services on Flights in India Gets Clearance
IndiaWeb2, Suman Chaudhary; May 2, 2018
Questions remain over Seamless Air Alliance
Runway Girl Network, John Walton; May 1, 2018
RBC Signals adds Inuvik Ground Station to global network
Telecompaper, May 1, 2018 
Tesla Could Use SpaceX Starlink Network to Manage Data Uplinks
The Drive, Justin Hughes; April 30, 2018
CropX Makes 'Smart Dirt' for Improved Farming With Soil Intelligence Platform
Satnews Daily; May 2, 2018
Satellite Services Market for Oil & Gas Industry Research Report : Key Growth Factors and Forecast 2025
The Columnist; May 2, 2018
IoT, robotics and machine learning set to transform the supply chain
SHD Logistics, David Tran; May 4, 2018
Satellite Machine To Machine M2M Communications Market Outlook 2023
The Mobile Herald; May 4, 2018
Broadband for all
Financial Chronicle (India), TV Ramachandran; May 7, 2018 
GlobalData Believes Satellite Operators Could Become Major 5G Players
Satnews Daily; April 30, 2018 
Mixed Outcome Predicted for Large HTS Constellations in New NSR Critical Analysis Report
Satnews Daily; May 2, 2018 
U.S. commerce secretary says 5G priority for Trump administration
Reuters, Makini Brice, David Shepardson and David Lawder; May 1, 2018
What is 5G? Everything you need to know about the new wireless revolution
ZDNet, Scott Fulton III; April 30, 2018
National Space Council on Competitiveness and Spectrum in the New Space Era
Via Satellite, Adrienne Harebottle; May 2, 2018 
Government Agencies Need to be In-Sync to Avoid Another Swarm SNAFU
Via Satellite, Veronica Magan; May 4, 2018

DSA Global Summit 2018 drives the industry forward on how to realize shared spectrum access
Satellite Evolution Group; May 3, 2018
Space Council seeking to protect satellite spectrum
SpaceNews, Jeff Foust; May 1, 2018 
India’s in-flight-WiFi regulations: ISRO wins, TRAI and foreign satellite operators take a hit
Space Intel Report, Peter B. de Selding; May 2, 2018
Regulatory Barriers Limiting Cellular Backhaul
Talk Satellite, Lluc Palerm-Serra, NSR; May 2, 2018 
Ericsson pushes FCC for 5G access to satellite’s C-band
Advanced Television, Chris Forrester; May 1, 2018
NHS eyes giant leap for patient care with UK space agency
Medical Plastics News; May 1, 2018 
David Hartshorn Will Now Lead Geeks Without Frontiers as CEO
Via Satellite, Adrienne Harebottle; May 2, 2018 

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